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shots of the trajectory that killed pistorius' girlfriend and how that may undermine his story of what happened that night. the latest from court in a live report straight ahead. also coming up, a story about apple picking, that's what it's called. criminals who snatch your iphone while you're actually using it. a self-proclaimed thief explains how he targets his unsuspecting victims. this will be useful information this morning. and then yahoo! ceo marissa mayor is here with us, her first exclusive interview after returning to work after having a baby. she'll talk about that and a big announcement to make about yahoo! as well. we'll check in with her in a few moments. let us start with what has been a dramatic morning in court at the oscar pistorius' bail hearing. nbc's michele kosinski just left the courtroom. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah. it's ended and will continue. today we heard debate over whether or not steroids were found in pistorius' home, still unclear, and statements from neighbors who claim they heard fighting, gunshots, screaming,
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more gunshots as prosecutors punch what they believe are big holes in pistorius' story. oscar pistorius coffers his face in public now, arriving for a second day of his bond hearing. today, comes stunning detail, the chief police investigator says they have witness statements from a woman who says she heard what sounded like fighting coming from the home for a full hour, between 2:00 and 3:00 that morning, then heard gunshots. the defense pointed out she lived nearly 2,000 feet away. another witness who claims he heard gunshots, looked out his window to see lights on at pistorius' home and heard a woman scream two or three times, he says, followed by another few gunshots. police also say they found steroids, testosterone with needles for injection in pistorius' bedroom. the defense countered that was an herbal remedy forcing police to concede it might not have been tess ter rone. they said he would have had to
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walk down a 23 foot hallway, go into the bathroom and shoot at an angle from the door to the toilet at five feet away and have his prosthetic legs on because the bullet holes were on the floor with a downward trajectory. pistorius said his legs were off. according to his version of events he said he awoke in the middle of the night to get a fan from his balcony when he heard a noise in the bathroom. i felt a sense of terror, vulnerable, i had to protect reeva and myself. i grabbed my .9 millimeter under my bed, screamed words for him or them to get out of my heof m and reeva to phone the police. prosecutors made it clear they don't buy it, why would a burglar lock himself in the toilet and why wouldn't he assume a noise in the bathroom might be his girlfriend. if he's screaming yelling for reeva to call police wouldn't she have answered from the bathroom. and when he fired the first shot, wouldn't he have heard something from her? police calling his version of
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that morning, highly unlikely. pistorius continues his job, his defense hit police on a number of points saying if your partner was screaming there was an intruder in the house wouldn't you lock yourself in the bathroom and keep quiet too. what we're hearing now would not be advisible at a trial, this is only a bond hearing. we don't know if pistorius will be released. >> before i let you go, let's tie up one thing. is there still an open question as to whether the substance found inside his home was steroids or not or have police conceded they misread the label? >> yeah. absolutely that is an open question and it was interesting, police said in no uncertain terms we found steroids, testosterone with needles for injection. it was only until they were completely done with their testimony that the defense said wait a minute, what's that stuff called? testocomposutium coenzyme? that's an herbal remedy.
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police said okay, i saw the first word, assumed it had something to do with testosterone, it's still being tested. what appeared to be a big deal was quickly doused and now 100% in question, savannah. >> one of the reasons we wait to see what will happen inside the courtroom when there's a trial. we want to bring in star jones, former homicide prosecutor. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> this is a case that will turn on the facts. a lot of facts inside this hearing today. do you think there has been significant damage done to oscar pistorius' story? >> well, circumstancely yes, indeed. when you put together a homicide case you're going to try to match the story or statement of the defendant with the forensic evidence. there's a tremendous amount of forensic evidence. they're going to put together a scenario of what likely happened in that house that morning. once they match it, if the story does not match up, oscar pistorius is in trouble. >> you hear about some of these. you have a detective that said the trajectory of the bullets
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was downward and this is somebody, pistorius, who claims he was on his stump, he wasn't wearing his prosthetic legs. there's evidence that reeva steenkamp was dressed in the bathroom that would undermine his story that she was in bed sleeping before this. >> and also, you would think that the normal, reasonable thing to do when you first hear a noise in the middle of the night if you're awakened is first look to your right and ask your sleeping partner did you hear that also? they're going to be matching logical common sense. we're not dealing with a jury this time. we will deal with a judge. >> that was my last question. oscar pistorius is somebody who, prior to valentine's day, had an enormous amount of goodwill, beloved figure in south africa, sympathetic figure in court. apparently he has been sobbing uncontrollably. because this is never going to be a jury trial in south africa, does any of that matter? >> what ends up happening as you remove the histrionics in the courtroom in the united states, the defense attorney and prosecution can't play to the jury, can't play to emotion, it will come down to a logical
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determination of what's reasonable and whether or not this was premeditated murder. >> as michele said, this was a bail hearing. unusual. in our country, a bail hearing generally speaking wouldn't be this lengthy. we wouldn't see this amount of evidence. >> no, you would not. however, if i were the prosecutor looking to keep someone in -- excuse me, to deny bail, i would present my strongest case. but it's being undermined by some of the facts. the cops are not ready yet. they don't have all the information. >> star jones, always good to get your perspective. thank you. now here's david. here at home, we're following a major story developing this morning, emergency crews searching for possible victims after a kansas city restaurant was flattened in a huge natural gas explosion and fire. nbc's john yang is at the scene this morning. good morning. >> good morning, david. they're bringing in cadaver dogs and heavy equipment to look for one person still unaccounted for. given the enormity of this explosion, it is remarkable so far there are no official fatalities.
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daylight reveals the destruction caused by a massive explosion and raging inferno in an upscale shopping district. a popular restaurant levelled. the blast came at about 6:00 p.m., happy hour. the fire so big it engulfed an entire city street. the impacts of the blast felt blocks away. >> everything just exploded. it was just -- >> it shook the entire area. it set off all the car alarms through the entire block. the flames were even taller than the building next to it. >> reporter: at least 14 injured, one critically, taken to area hospitals. at a news conference officials said one person, a female restaurant employee, is still missing. >> we have been in contact with that person's family who is still missing and our sympathy goes out to them. >> the epicenter of the explosion, jj's restaurant. david franses, the owner's brother, says the loss of one
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of kansas city's landmarks is devastating. >> my brother put 27 years of his life running this business, built it into one of the fine restaurants in kansas city, and come down and see a hole in the ground and flames is a pretty staggering experience. >> reporter: as the search continues, officials are racing mother nature as a winter storm bears down on the region. >> it is important that we do as much as possible today in light of the weather that's coming in which will make it extremely difficult after that. >> reporter: as the search for that woman continues, so does the search for a cause. preliminary indications are that a contractor hit an underground natural gas line. david? >> john yang, thanks very much from kansas city this morning. >> all right. mr. roker has his eye on a big storm this morning. could bring more than a foot of snow to parts of the midwest. al, good morning to you. what can you tell us? >> it's a huge storm, savannah. it has many facets to it. not just snow and ice but severe weather as well.
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low pressure coming out low pressure coming out of the west. we've got a jet stream, lots of gulf moisture and frigid air. they all combined to make for a massive storm right now. in fact, we have winter weather advisories, weather storm watches, even ice warnings stretching from southern california all the way into wisconsin and illinois. we're expecting to see anywhere from about 12 to 18 inches of snow. as you get into kansas, there could be a foot and a half to two feet of snow in central kansas on up into nebraska right now. we also have a severe side to this storm, risk of severe weather, including tornadoes, from midland, wichita falls, dallas. rainfall amounts over the next five days with this system, five to seven inches of rain from louisiana all the way up into south carolina. david, savannah? >> al, thank you so much. natalie is here with a look at the rest of the day's top stories. good morning. >> good morning, david and savannah. good morning, everyone. >> police have identified a gunman in a deadly shooting spree in southern california.
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officials say a 0-year-old student, ali syed, went on a rampage, killing three people, wounding several others before turning his gun on himself. police are still searching for a motive that caused sayed to go on a killing spree that spanned seven counties and included multiple carjackings. several thousand federal employees could be furloughed unless congress can come to an agreement by march 1st. what's known is a sequester that goes into effect cutting $85 billion this year. the pentagon notifies congress today of its large-scale furlough plan should those cuts kick in. let's head to wall street. cnbc's jackie deangelis is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. another day, another cyber attack. this time on apple. authorities believe that the hackers that targeted facebook last week used the same software to attack the mac computers of apple employees. all this, of course, coming on the heels of chrysler, jeep and
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burger king saying their twitter accounts were hacked. meanwhile it isn't 1999 but investors are sure partying like it is, after nasdaq hit an all-time high. google its stock price topping $800 a share yesterday. natalie? >> all right. jackie at the new york stock exchange, thank you. the vice president is generating some buzz after a facebook town hall chat with parents' magazine and a discussion focusing on joe biden's gun control efforts. he gave frank advice on self-defense. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun. you don't need an ar-15. buy a shotgun. buy a shotgun. the vice president says he has two shotguns of his own at his home in delaware. those dash cam videos from russia never seem to disappoint. in this one shgs take a look, the driver was surprised to see that the vehicle came at the next gas pump was, in fact, a hang glider. after fueling up, it rolled on to the highway, waited for a break in traffic and then up to
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the sky. wouldn't that be a great way to commute? >> around here it would be a bad deal. 7:13 right now. >> beats sitting at one of the red lights that david likes to run. >> exactly. why are we bringing up these past transgressions. i'm still making my to-do list. buy the shotgun. >> i don't think you want to go there. >> anyway, the weather. >> the storm system will cause all these problems. it's so strong, it actually generated a tornado, a rare tornado in northern california just outside of sacramento. they had a tornado. luckily, no damage reported. but snow reported in berkeley and oakland yesterday. this is a powerful, powerful storm. you can see the severe side of this generating rain down through texas, snow making its way through oklahoma on into parts of nebraska. we've got lake-effect snow also up around the tug hill plateau of new york state, including oswego, up to 18 inches of snow over the next
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24 hours. we'll have your local forecast, but first this message. ♪ [ female announcer ] nothing gets you going quite like the power of quaker oats. today is going to be epic. quaker up. >> announcer: today in the bay weather is sponsored by bank of the west. >> 7:15. good morning. i'm christina loren. want to start with a live picture over san jose. mount hamilton in the distance. still with a light dusting of snow. it will stick for a day, especially in the shade. we're slated to hit the 60s in
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livermore. 59 in gilroy. getting into the next couple of days we'll warm up and dry out. have a fantastic wednesday. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. the obama administration is announcing steps to deal with an increase of cyber attacks linked to the chinese government. according to the white house the chinese are trying to cause mass chaos here. andrea mitchell is following the story from washington. good morning to you. >> good morning. today the attorney general and other officials will be speaking out about the dangers of cyber attacks against american trade secrets. even as alarming new evidence points to china's military, as a major source of the cyber war. zeroed in on that shanghai nondiscrypt neighborhood and 12 story building. cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. according to a new security report, confirmed by u.s. intelligence, the it is the
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headquarters of unit 61398, the cyber warriors for china's people's liberty. army. >> it's actually not just from china. the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> among the targets of the hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets, the news media, including "the new york times," the washington post and "wall street journal" and familiar brands like coca cola, facebook. and now apple. the hackers have names like ugly gorilla and dota, according to this instructional video from the computer security firm that did the study. >> here we see dota logging into one of its e-mail accounts. >> reporter: how does it work? the attackers penetrate a computer sending deceptive e-mails, trick ing users to clicking on a malicious link to a phony website so the hackers can steal confidential files, grabbing them back to shanghai. >> when these companies are
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engaging in business in china, they are really going up against the full resources of the chinese government. >> reporter: the president has complained about china's cyber attacks and officials say got nowhere. even this week, china's government again denied responsibility for the attacks. and computer experts say most companies are afraid if they complain about the hacking they'll then lose access to billions of dollars of business in china. savannah. >> fascinating story. thank you so much. tiger woods opening up about his weekend golf outing with president obama giving the president high marks for his game as well. peter alexander is at the white house this morning. good morning. give us the latest, peter, from the links. this is very important. >> this is very important. as you know well, will are certainly perks to being the president. just a couple years ago, he brought together an informal dream team with lebron james and dwyane wade. this weekend it was golf with tiger woods who pulled back the curtain, revealing the detailed secrets of the state of the
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president's game. this is as close as anyone got to witnessing the most talked about golf pairing in years. >> calls up and says, hey, tiger, do you want to play? >> he does not. >> obviously there is a process that was involved. it was an invitation that you certainly don't turn down. >> reporter: for years he was to golf what the president is to politics. the guy who can't stop winning. reflecting on their weekend round together, this ruthless competitor admit s he was impressed by his presidential partner. >> played under some tough conditions and he hit the ball well and has an amazing touch. he can certainly chip and putt. >> reporter: these days, woods is as famous for his personal behavior away from the course as he is for his performance on it. in 2009 before woods' scandal, the white house released this oval office photo of the two, but barely said a word about sunday's outing. neither did the president. golf has long been a
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presidential pastime. from eisenhower to ford. clinton often invited cameras on the course and before giving up golf during the iraq war, george w. bush even allowed this photo op. >> i call on all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killings. thank you. now watch this drive. >> reporter: the president squeezed in his latest round, 116 since take g office during a boys' weekend in florida while his wife and daughters hit the slopes in colorado. >> after the four years, if he spends more time playing golf, i'm sure he can get to where he's a pretty good stick. >> reporter: in golf speak that means the president's got game. >> the president and tiger woods were competing with the u.s. trade representative, owner of the houston astros. if you're wondering, the president and tiger won. david, you heard tiger say the president can chip and putt. i think that's another way of saying he doesn't hit the ball so well off the tee but you just can't -- >> so typical, you reporters weaving that in to what he's
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exactly saying. thanks very much. peter alexander at the white house. >> the short game anyway. >> maybe tiger woods has a future in diplomacy. >> coming up here, we'll switch gears, an explosion of iphone thefts nationwide. what to watch for so you don't become a victim of what they call apple picking. marissa mayer is here with a big new announcement from her company.
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running with a bus bridge in the area. crews are worried about debris on the track. crews say they should be able to fix the water main this morning. following yesterday's wet, rainy, cold day christina loren will tell us what to expect today. >> good morning to you. we have a good-looking day shaping up. cold for now. grab the heavy winter coat. this is where we are headed toward the 60s in livermore. santa teresa. 59 for gilroy and in san jose. through the next couple of days we'll warm up a touch. we'll be at 63 degrees by friday. then into the weekend. temperatures will be cool. however, sunday looks like a better day for outdoor plans. monday and tuesday, nice and mild. let's check the drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. look at this shot for northbound 880 past the colosseum. a crash happened after 6:00 northbound at oak street. it was only blocking the one lane. we have four or five headed through downtown. that was enough to kick off an
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early slow down backed up from oak street back down to san leandro. look at the maps. you see the red and orange continuing. the mega phone at the bottom is where the warriors play. slowing from 238 through the area in the thumbs up. that means a better situation north. they just cleared things at oak. 580 clear. westbound, take that. lighter volume of traffic there. 880 slow from 238 south into fremont. the earlier crash at alvarado has cleared. same situation for whipple. there's the slowing for 101 through san mateo. we'll continue with a little slowing into the south bay. same for palo alto. back to you, jon. >> always appreciate the updates. another local news update in one half hour from now. the "today" show rolls on. see you soon.
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that is probably not what comes to mind when you think of apple picking. unsuspecting victims having their iphones stolen right out of their hands. it's become a major problem for police. we'll have more on that in just a moment. meantime, 7:30 now on this wednesday morning, the 20th of february, 2013. i'm savannah guthrie, alongside david, who is in for matt today.
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we have a "today" exclusive. yahoo! ceo marisa meyer unveils her website's new home page for the first time. we're calling it an experience, not a home page. right? she's also a new mom. we'll find out how she's balancing her hectic work/life schedule as the youngest ceo. >> big pet peeve for people on long flights, including me. the passenger who reclines his or her seat/chair into your lap, all the way into your lap. should airline seats be made so that they can't recline? we'll ask "today's" professionals. this is actually a hot debate. >> are you a recliner? >> i'm not. past a certain point it's not nice. >> when you recline it's a big deal. >> i actually check my legs in the overhead bin. >> you're carrying like that. >> yes. then al will teach us something that his father taught him as a kid. it stuck with him for decades. he does it every day to this
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day. rossen reports on crime, what's known as apple picking. jeff rossen is here with more. hey, jeff, good morning. >> you both have -- you still have a blackberry. >> yeah. let's not get off on a tang enter here. >> savannah, you have an iphone, right? >> yes. >> criminals have been grabbing them from your pocket or your bag but now taking it to an all new level, stealing it right from your hands as you're on the phone. here is why. when you're on the iphone you're in your own little world, not paying attention. and criminals know t a real-life thief tells all about how he picks his victims. san francisco. this woman doesn't know it, but her casual phone call is about to end. watch as this thief snatches her iphone and takes off. stamford, connecticut, this woman is walking in front of a church, talking on her iphone when a criminal on a bike sneaks up behind her and grabs it. by the time she realizes what
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happened, he's gone. in atlanta, a thief follows this woman into a store and makes his move. snatching her iphone right from her hands. >> it's a trend that's actually gaining speed. >> reporter: police call it apple picking, the explosion of brazen iphone thefts. >> they often sneak up from behind you, the snatch is very quick, very fluid. >> reporter: you never even know what hit you? >> no. we get very poor descriptions of these suspects. >> reporter: making it harder to catch? >> very hard to catch. >> reporter: this thief in los angeles, attack a woman while stealing her phone. this man is a self proclaimed iphone thief, stealing his secrets to wnbc. face hidden, voice disguised. he says he's turning over a new leaf, describing in creepy detail the tactics he used.
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>> look for women. the older, the better. you can't catch me. i'm going for you. >> reporter: most of us are easy targets, texting, talking, oblivious to what's going on. he has swiped cell phones from public bathrooms. >> people get out of work. the more people that are around, the more you blend into the crowd. they simply drop their guard. >> reporter: for the criminals, it pays off. iphones are hot on the black market. >> iphone 5 right now you're looking at around 300 bucks for it. >> reporter: with iphones in high demand and criminals literally fighting for them, police are offering a new warning for all of us. >> don't fight back. there's much more of a chance you're going to get injured if you fight back. let them have the phone. >> good advice. there's another layer to this. identity theft. if they steal your iphone while
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you're on it, they don't need your password to get in. now they have access to your e-mail, personal photos, videos, contacts. everything. they can even reset your password right on the spot because it's already open. >> scary stuff. you have a hidden camera investigation tomorrow, right? >> yes. looking at contractors, air conditioning repairmen, locksmiths. we are turning our hidden accuracy on plumbers. will they treat you fairly or charge you for repairs you just don't need? we've all been there. watch these guys in action and we'll have the results of our hidden camera investigation. >> i love when rossen goes undercover. >> i know. >> you're next. watch it. watch what you wish for. >> let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> how about that plumber's crack? how about that? >> al, come on. >> will you be covering that, jeff? we hope you cover it up. anyway, let's show you what we've got. look at these temperatures.
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it's three below, this is the air temperature in minneapolis. 18 in detroit, 9 in chicago. 3 in des moines. let's factor in what they're going to see today. chicago up to 18. omaha, 25. 90% of the country will be below normal. only really above-normal temperatures, southern texas, southern florida as well. that's what's going on 7:35 now. good morning. i'm christina loren taking a live look over a crystal clear shot over the embarkadaro. spectacular air quality thanks to yesterday's showers. a cold start today. temperatures near freezing just about everywhere. we'll warm into the 60s in livermore. 59 in fremont today and 58 in san francisco by tomorrow. nice warm day on tap friday. 63 degrees. getting better. a few showers arrive on saturday. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. even if you haven't heard of
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marisa meyer, you know her work. she helped to revolutionize the web and the way we use it every day. now she is hoping to do it with yahoo! starting with a new initiative she is unveiling here on "today." good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to see the new design of this home page in a moment. let's start talking about the company. you came on back in the summer with a big job, high expectations and really your mission was to turn around yahoo! what is the strategy in a nutshell? >> we're really focused on the world's daily habits and making them more entertaining. taking the things that yahoo! has always been great at, the home page, search, news, mail, sports. to refresh, more modern and capitalizing on the trend toward mobile. >> it's difficult. this is a highly competitive environment, i don't have to tell you. if you read the trade press about yahoo! you inevitably run
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across struggling beleaguered. what's been the biggest challenge for you so far? >> i really think of it in terms of opportunities. i've had a ton of fun coming into the company. a lot of great people there, great ideas. and our users have been inkred i incredible y loyal. 700 million users a month on the website, 200 million users on mobile each month. and really delivering to them terrific experiences is something we're really focused on. >> obviously, talent is incredibly crucial. free food at the cafeteria, smart phones for every employee. is it hard to compete for talent when you're going up against biggies like google, facebok or apple? >> what really inspires people is the ability to make an impact and a great opportunity to impact a lot of users impact yahoo! as a company for the positive. and that's something that's really inspired a lot of
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terrific people to sign on. >> you are the youngest ceo of a fortune 500 company in america. is that a help, a hindrance, do you find it totally irrelevant to what you've been trying to do every day? >> i don't spend a lot of time thinking about t i spend time thinking about our users and what we need to do in order to delight them. >> you took on this big job of being ceo of yahoo! but you had another big job, having a baby that was just born in september. how is he doing? >> he's great, 4 1/2 months old. >> you took a short ma teernt leave just a couple of weeks. was that hard to pull off, in retrospect? to juggle all those things? most people don't have to juggle being a ceo at the same time. >> i would say i wouldn't have missed a moment of either experience. they both take a lot of focus. there's not a lot of room for anything else. but overall, i've been having a terrific time with both being a mother and being a ceo. >> have you been surprised to
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the degree to which this high-profile gig comes with attention on everything you do? people look at you as a role model as well, looking at you as an example. has that been difficult to deal with? >> again, i haven't spent a lot of time looking at it or thinking about it. i've been focused on the products, what we need to do. there are so many great people at yahoo! and so many great users we want to serve well that i really put my energy there. >> we are going to demonstrate this new product. first we'll take a break. i believe you'll have the big announcement. we'll do a little show and tell after this. [ female announcer ] nature valley protein bars,
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back now at 7:49. tom costello is in richburg, south carolina this morning, getting ready for hail season. tom, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. we are 60 feet off in the catwalk. below me is a house, test house that they are going to pound with hail. 10,000 pieces of hail, some of it two inches in diameter, coming from air canons, 72 of them. in a minute, tanya brown will give the order. tanya, go ahead. >> all right, ian, three, two, one. fire! >> reporter: this is the biggest test ever of what hail can do to a house. we've seen them blast homes with hurricane force winds. we've seen them re-create wildfires with flying embers. now at this massive test chamber
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in south carolina, it's hail. two-inch balls of ice, loaded and fired from high-powered air canons. within seconds, they're gouging the siding and punching holes in the roof, to replicate actual hail, that can contain bubbles of oxygen, they use regular water and seltzer water. the rest is a determination of size, mass, terminal velocity, speed and air drag. insurance industry says hail causes $1 billion worth of property and crop damage each year. colorado and wyoming are known as hail alley because they receive the biggest hail. but in texas, hail is the number one cause of homeowners' insurance losses. >> sidings shouldn't be scraped bare when it hails. it's unacceptable we are spending so much time, money and energy to replace and repair
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building materials that should be able to withstand an inch or inch and a half hailstone. >> reporter: which is why the insurance institute is firing volley after volley of hail at this test house. after the hail, the wind and rain start. slow at first. then building to a major storm. when it stops, the how has been pelted, punched, ripped and soaked. >> damage we produced was very representative of what you would see in the field. if you actually go on the roof and look at the impact marks, they're very similar to what you find in a field study. >> reporter: how much of this could be prevented in the future with newer, more robust building materials? hail can vary in size from pea size to golf ball to softball. the question insurance adjusters often ask is whether the damage to a home is cosmetic or serious enough to let in the rain and wind. >> we want to make sure we understand the difference between real damage and something that just looks bad. >> reporter: because in the end
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a cold start to the day. grab your coat but leave the umbrella home. 43 in navado. 27 in napa. even with the cold start sunshine means a comfortable rebound. up to 60 degrees at noon today in napa a. you will round out the day around 62 degrees. 60 in livermore. 59 degrees here in san jose. getting into tomorrow, of course the very important upcoming weekend. temperatures are going to stay steady. on saturday we may see a stray shower in the north bay. it doesn't look great. a 10 to 20% chance for that. sunday, sunshine and a little bit warmer. let's check on the drive with mike. >> good morning. a little bit better over the last five minutes i have seen fremont and south 880 moving better. down to tesla where the traffic is headed into the south bay. let's check the south bay maps. north 101 is slow but not the worst we have seen.
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more slowing at the merge as the new crash at ellis may slow things down. keeping things moving at the interchange. jammed through san mateo. we have slowing and here in northbound 880 better than it was a half hour ago. >> see you in a half hour from now. mom, i invited justin over for lunch.
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oscar pistorius case and in the wake of country singer mindy mccready's death, does the though "celebrity rehab," does it help or does it hurt? >> we'll hear from the professionals on that. then boot camp for expectant dads. jenna bush hager signed up her husband with baby number one on the way. she is here to show us how that turned out. i'm looking forward to discussing this with jenna, what to expect when you're expecting as a dad. what she can pass on. been there, done that. >> maybe a little advice for henry. >> that's right, because we dads are kind of dummies. plus i want to teach you guys something that -- not so much what i learned from my dad but i feel like i inherited it from him. and i'm going to show you. it's something i still do every day. >> cool. we look forward to that. >> before we get to the news we want to give a warm welcome back to our colleague at abc, robin roberts, back on the air at gma. she is looking and feeling great. i know we are all really happy for her. >> she looks radiant this morning. >> such a fighter through all of this. it's been a long time. we're really happy to see her back.
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>> robin, wishing you the best. >> with grace, dignity and humor and we appreciate everything she has shared and the work she has done for bone marrow transplant and donating. >> we are sending her our best wishes and a big hug from all of us. gnat natalie, the check of this morning's top stories for us. chilling details in the courtroom in south africa in the case of oscar prefor yus. one witness heard an hour of nonstop fighting before hearing gun shots. the defense, though, countered that the witness lives too far away from pistorius' home to be credible. meantime pistorius' legal team is firing back after they found testosterone and needles in the runner's bedroom. the defense says police found an herbal remedy that is not a banned substance. rescuers searching for a missing person after a huge explosion and fire in kansas city.
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a gas main break touched off explosion at a restaurant during dinnertime last night. the blast engulfed an entire city block. it was so powerful, it could be felt blocks away. more than a dozen people were injured. several were taken to local hospitals. four people are dead in a series of shootings and carjackings in southern california. nbc's miguel almaguer has the latest as police continue to search for a motive. >> reporter: the shooting spree began inside this suburban home an hour outside of los angeles. police say 20-year-old ali sayed gunned down a woman in her 20s as his parents slept upstairs tuesday morning. >> what the woman was doing inside his home is still under investigation and not known at this time. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect fled the scene, armed with a shotgun. saed then carjacked a in a truck, uttering a few chilling words where letting him go.
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>> he did approach him and say something to the effect of i killed somebody. today's my last day. >> reporter: just down the highway, sayed is said to have opened fire on multiple drivers before a second deadly carjacking also in orange county. detectives say 69-year-old melvin edwards was ordered out of his bmw and then executed. >> there's no indication of a motive. there's no connection to a conspiracy. >> reporter: with the suspect on the run, police say sayed shot and killed 26-year-old jeremy lewis in a utility truck. his third carjacking. with police closing in on sayed, investigators say he jumped out of his stolen car and took his own life with the same shotgun he used to kill three others. miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. now on a lighter note, a look at what is trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking online. pop star kelly clarkson firing back at former mentor clive davis after his new memoir took her to task for disagreeing with his professional suggestions.
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the "american idol" winner took to her page to blast davis' account of their tiff. she denies his recollection that she did not want to include mega hits such as "since you've been gone" on her second album. if you're looking to cut back on your daily coffee spending, don't take this guy to your local starbucks. he managed to order a single drink that rang up, get this, to $47.30. it included 48 shots in that, banana, all other kinds of nonsense. not cheap coffee for sure. >> nonsense. >> nonsense. the newest rapper to hit hotlanta is 13-year-old daniel. preparing to become a man this may and he wanted to make sure he got the word out to his friends and family, with his video save the date. >> welcome to atlanta where the players play ♪ hoping you can make my bar mitzvah day ♪ ♪ 13 years since i was born and the party won't stop still sunday morning i'm the mvp make
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my own rules i'm with the mayor get in close smile we're taking pictures ♪ see you all at my bar mitzvah ♪ >> that really was, by the way, the mayor of atlanta. even rapper neo apparently send in a little mazel tov. >> i so should have done that for my bar mitzvah. >> mayor of atlanta, not just a frequent "meet the press" guest. >> see what you have to look forward to? >> exactly. al has a check of the weather. >> best part is when he held up the bread and said holla. i like it. very nice. we have friends from i'm guessing boston? >> rhode island. >> it's your birthday? >> yes. >> what's your name? v vsh. >> sloan. >> how old are you? >> 6. >> 6 years old. you brought out a birthday half a donut. very nice. very cool. very nice. and some friends who obviously
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just got to the american girl store. did you out for under $1,000? >> i'm not sure. >> all right. let's check your weather and see what's going on. pick city of the day, bay city, michigan, nbc 25. snow showers, windy, cold, 22 degrees. as you look on the satellite, big storm coming up out of the south. cold air from the north. in between, we are going to see really rough weather conditions for a good portion of the plains. icy conditions today. look for snow through the four corners and the rockies. afternoon snow showers in the pacific northwest. snow squalls around the leeward side of the eastern great lakes. that's what's going on around the country. 8:07. we still have some snowy peaks right here in the bay area. mount hamilton, mount diablo. this is san francisco. an indication when that snow sticks, it is going to be a cold start to the day. we're done with the rain at least for now. 62 degrees on the way for napa. 60 degrees for redwood city.
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temperatures will stay steady. friday we'll hit 63. we'll drop off just a touch, more clouds for saturday. >> that's your latest weather. all of our friends outside, what do you think about anchor people who stay inside a warm studio? boo. >> we'll be out in half an hour. >> al. >> too much. coming up, we'll ask the question, is it rude to recline your seat on an airplane? we'll get into that and more with "today's" professionals. then what can he expect when you're expecting? let's make it about the guys. jenna bush hager puts her husband through baby boot camp. and speaking of that, like father, like son. the skill al inherited from his dad. sort of. right after this. [ male announcer ] why is kellogg's crunchy nut so delicious?
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our "today's" professionals, star jones, donny deutsch and dr. nancy snyderman are here. let's talk about putting in privacy. i'm sure you heard the president played golf with tiger woods. i don't know. i thought you would appreciate that, as an ad guy. tiger woods and the president play golf over the weekend in florida. the white house does not release a photo of that outing, nor do they let the pool cameras take a picture of it. some are up in arms, white house press specifically saying here you go again, denying access. do you think the white house should have released a photo or do you think they are within their rights? star? >> i think this is a silly story. the only people that are up in arms are the white house press corps. i don't think there's any person in the united states of america sitting around, while they're trying to get a job worrying about whether or not they could cover the president on the golf course. it's ridiculous. >> doupg tdo you think the whit
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house's decision to not release a photo, do you think it's because they're concerned about the image? >> the boehner thing was an absolute play on part of the white house to show they're in solidarity, that these two can talk and play and forming a deal. enough is enough. star is right, the white house press corps is upset. this president has not necessarily made himself available as other presidents have. and therein lies the rub. >> i believe tiger woods, there's still a lot of toxicity. >> that's right. >> particularly for women and you go eww. all of a sudden, the president, boys day out f i was managing his image, i would not have him putting around with tiger. >> famous not just for golf and maybe the white house doesn't want an image with him. the white house press corps says, to their credit, it's not about an issue of golf and whether they want a picture that have, but alarminger issues of access and transparency.
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>> >> t access has been a problem. this weekend of anything, who cares? >> there's so much going on in our world. we couldn't care about golf. >> calculated move. don't kid yourself. >> correct. let's move on. pistorius' story. we're all watching this riveting bail hearing in south africa. lot of facts are coming out. we talked about this earlier in the show. do you feel his defense, his version of events have been significantly undermined by what we heard in court? >> just what we've heard thus far, we shouldn't be hearing this much. i don't understand why pistorius has decided to do an affidavit. when you provide the prosecution with information about what happened, no matter how minute it is, even if you don't have all the details, it gives me something to argue against the forensic evidence. and if it doesn't line up, you're in trouble. >> aside from the court case, donny, what are your deep thoughts about the idea of somebody who had this brilliant image, beloved figure not just in south africa, but internationally? >> nike, lance armstrong, you got michael vick, you've got
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this guy, and you know, be where are our heros? it's almost to the point that there's nothing that could surprise us anymore as far as he's innocent or guilty, i'm not an attorney. it certainly looks like it's lining up against him. >> as mary carillo said yesterday, we were caught up in this story. she said look, i helped put the halo on his head. i think we all did. we spotlighted him. he was a biomedical story, human story. we all helped to anoint him. i think from a medical standpoint the question will be, were those steroids, was he injecting? was that steroid rage? if you've never seen someone get jittery and lose their temper and edge on steroids, it is a frightening thing. >> one of the facts we'll be watching closely to see how that develops in the courtroom. let's move on. the reality of rehab. of course we saw that mindy mccready took her own life. she had a long struggle with drugs and at one point in her life had been on this show "celebrity rehab" with dr. drew. it's been noted in the press,
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in the past 18 months four of the show's 43 participants have died. this is the fifth one. >> wow! >> you raise the question -- certainly it's not the show's fault. >> no. >> the larger question is, do these kind of shows help or hurt? >> i think you have a couple things. drew pinsky is a friend of mine. i happen to think he is really great at what he does. but this underscores addiction is tough. it is not a quick fix. we watch the show because they're train wrecks, not because we expect people to die, but because we expect -- we get some perverse pleasure over watching other people struggle. i'm frankly not surprised by the numbers. >> i think this number one, crosses the line. drew's story? >> i don't know if these people are of sound mind and capable enough to make an appropriate decision, if they're mentally disabled are they able to make a decision like this. secondly if you go back and watch the movie network, which predicted this ridiculousness in tv, we surpassed it. how far can we go. >> let me read a statement from dr. drew.
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he said, i have not treated mindy mccready for years, i reached out upon hearing the apparent suicide of her boyfriend and father of her younger child. she was devastated. although she was fearful of the stigma and ridicule she agreed with me that she needed to make her health and safety a priority. bottom line -- >> when she loses custody there are already issues. >> don't forget the celebrity part of it. that plays to the camera. >> right. >> let's end on a much, much lighter note. to recline or not to recline? one writer took on the issue of people reclining in their seats, said it's the end of civilization, airlines should ban it. are you recliners? >> i am not. i think it's rude. i like the bulkhead. people don't put their seats in my lap. >> yeah. >> don't shoot the player. it's up to the airlines. if it can recline that far -- >> but it's rude. >> i think like everything else, it's -- >> it's so rude. >> i'm in my seat. i'm going to do what i need to do in my seat. >> seriously? >> so you recline? >> you're going to put your tray in my lap because you want to lie down? >> if i have a six-hour flight to los angeles, which i do later
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on today -- >> i'm kicking you the whole way. >> i'm happy to have the middle seat between them. >> there it is. >> question et down over there. thank you. >> today's baby bump and a side of pregnancy that often gets overlooked. jenna bush hager is gearing up. you are focused on the daddy. ha what are his needs? can you believe i'm like that in this state? i'm seven months pregnant, which led me to wonder what life is like for the expecting father. in my case my husband henry. it's the ultimate nine months waiting game. for expectant fathers it's a time of unusual uncertainty and anxiety, which led us to ask, what can he expect when expecting? insert group therapy session. dads-to-be discussing the dilemmas of fatherhood.
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>> just want to be prepared. prepared for the unexpected. >> how much life will change and not knowing how. >> been told the five is all i need to know. >> there are is a lot that dads need to know. we went straight to an expert. anthony anderson plays barry, >> we have nothing. >> a stay-at-home dad on nbc's comedy "guys with kids." anthony a father of two, says working with babies has brought back the nostalgia of new fatherhood. >> i remember when they were newborns, like, okay, how do i hold it? how do i feed it? how do i burp it? am i going to break it? is it mine? sometimes you have to ask that question. >> there are many questions and seemingly many mistakes that new dads can make. >> i forgot to feed my baby once. the baby didn't say he was hungry. >> when your wife got home she said, have you fed the child? >> i was like, you know, i made burgers and, you know, i had a cream soda.
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>> and anthony passed on some loving advice to my husband. >> never, never get on the pregnant woman's bad side. late in the pregnancy. late in the pregnancy. because you're evil. you're evil. >> are you calling me evil? >> not yet. not yet. >> but i'm on my way? >> henry might be calling you evil. we're fine. >> my husband, henry, reluctantly agreed to sign up for a new dad boot camp, complete with real babies. lessons in diaper changing. >> accidents happen. >> swaddling and cuddling. lance somerfeld knows a thing or two about parenting, a stay-at-home dad. and the cofunder of nyc dads group. >> we're shadowing every day, we get together with three or four other dads and walking around, pushing our strollers, with our kids strapped in the carriers, bonding with our kids and show how cool it is to be an involved dad.
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>> these dads-to-be unaware of what they're in for, engaged in some candid conversation. >> do you wish you were here or at a sports bar? >> probably a sports bar, to be honest. >> what do you guys most looking forward to? >> seeing the beautiful bundle of joy you brought into the world is just crazy. >> i get emotional now just thinking about it. >> just want a healthy, happy pregnancy and baby. >> it's obviously a huge responsibility bringing a child into the world. i feel that now that we're beginning that process because you're pregnant, it's a huge shift in the way i sort of think about life. >> but for now these expectant dads are happy being able to enjoy guy time. during their last few months, baby free. and all of the classes seem to have paid off. dads are taking a more active role in raising their kids and there are more stay-at-home dads now than ever.
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which means with more stay-at-home dads, more active dads, more dad gear, which we have right here. >> the gear is great. >> david gregory has actually put on this baby -- he wanted to teach me how to put on a baby bjorn. >> right. it's not -- the other thing i wanted henry to know, besides the camo baby bjorn, which should help with the holding and bonding for dad, with the bink ki on the pinky. >> the fact that you put a binky on your pinky -- >> once you get over the initial cooties, if it falls on the floor, dads go like this and give it right back to the baby. here's another thing, i know henry will be reluctant at first. you can sit down. when you hold the baby, you can't be shy. give the baby like ernesto here a real hold. >> that's ernesto. >> grab by the leg. this is good for dads who are afraid to hold. grab on to the leg. if the baby were -- this is not a real baby. if the baby were to fall, you still have him by the leg. that's important.
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>> i'm just glad you're man enough to say the word binky. >> exactly. this is a great take on what you both are expecting. and we're so excited for you. >> we have to include the men. >> absolutely. as well. it's not just about you. >> it isn't? what? >> no, it is. it's all about you. >> that's what i thought. >> thank you. let's head over to savannah, al and natalie. >> al, you were going to tell us about a special skill that your dad taught you as part of our series tips my parents taught me. you. this is part of our series, tips my parents taught me. >> my dad was an accomplished artist. at the time, back when he was co -- couldn't get a job and he had to learn how to make a living. he drove a bus. he was artistically -- he loved cartooning. that's my signature, in fact. i draw a little --
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>> you doodle every day. >> every day. that was us as kids and hanging out. i want to show you guys how to d doodle. here comes david. take the big marker. put on your artiste beret. >> i'm not going to put on something that will make me look silly. >> no, you would never do that. >> unsheath your marker. >> marker. >> marker. >> okay. you start at the top and you're just going to make a circle. okay? >> all right. >> there you go. now, two little dots here. okay? >> uh-huh. >> and a line over each one. kind of an arch. >> eyebrows, okay. >> the attitude is always the best. the mouth is very important. come up, start here on the right. bring it up. and then a little line across. >> like a smirk almost. >> and bring it back down and
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then here. and then you add a little tongue. no comments, david. and now a series of triangles. and there you go. and there's your sun. >> very nice. >> david's so bright his mama calls him son. and i sign it on the bottom and i think our winner is savannah! you're watching "today in the bay." >> 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. yahoo! rolled out a new look this morning. the sunnyvale company changed its homepage to look like this. share content from the homepage and have a limited ability to customize it. the goal was to make yahoo!'s site fresh and dynamic and add an element of surprise and serendipity.
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this is the latest change she's made since taking over in july. checking in with mike. >> we could use a little change and serendipity here. in oakland, slow past the coliseum. the crash cleared at oak but look at the map. we see various slows up 238 to downtown. 580 slow in that direction as well. slow down the east shore freeway, but not so bad as a half hour there. a crash at interstate 880. it is not on the map, but it will cause problem coming out of vallejo down towards the cardin nas bridge. >> we'll have another local news update for you in a half hour or so. hope you get a chance to enjoy a little clearer weather today. still a cold start to the day. take care.
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8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it is the 20th of february, 2013. as promised, we decided to step outside and say hello to our
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lovely and energetic crowd who has come out on rockefeller plaza on a beautiful day in the northeast. we're happy they're here. i'm savannah guthrie alongside al roker, natalie morales and david gregory, in for matt. >> we're talking about bags, particularly bags that guys carry around. can you go to a smaller bag if you're a guy? is that sort of acceptable? the way we carry things around now has charged a bit. >> is it a murse? >> you don't want to look like you're carrying makeup. >> true, but this is the debate. what's acceptable? aren't our needs changing in terms of how much or how little we're carrying around? >> you carry a small bag, right? >> i carry a variety of bags, including a small bag. >> and a makeup bag. >> it's not a makeup bag. no, no, it's not. >> there's product in there. >> no, there's not products. >> hairspray. >> devices, wallet. >> exfoliater.
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>> your wallet, you can't just carry a wallet on you? >> i don't think it needs to become a contentious debate but a question about how men's tastes and needs are changing. >> i'm going to save you in transition. >> whatever. we're going to take a look at some great celebrity homes, including pamela anderson's new malibu mansion she's putting on the market and a palatial pad owned by nba star chris bosh. martha stewart is here to give us creative ways if you were thinking of throwing a little oscars party. >> that will be fun. >> we are headed to miami this friday, late northwest our friday field trip. we'll have fun in the sun with pi pitbull. for you, slightly larger come on down. >> with your speedo. >> we haven't even started this
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segment. >> mr. roker, let's get a check of the weather. starting, of course, with today, we are looking at a slight risk of strong storms in central texas, icy conditions in the mid mississippi river valley, snow in the four corners area, lake-effect snow squalls in the eastern great lakes. and then tomorrow, nice and warm down in florida, but we've got a risk of strong storms, eastern texas into mississippi. heavy snow in the central plains. rain in the pacific northwest. sunny and cool in the southwest. snow showers in n 8:33 on a wednesday morning. you're almost to the weekend. today the sunshine is back out in the bay area revealing that snow cap. yeah, this is mt. hamilton. beautiful, beautiful live picture here. the good news is it's cold enough out there for some of the snow to stick in the shade. same goes for mt. diablo where they pick upped three inches of fresh powder. 60 in livermore, right around 60 in redwood city.
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the next couple of days temperatures stay steady. >> that's your latest weather. let's head down to beautiful afore mentioned florida and say hello to uncle willie. hello, willard. >> come see us in florida. more golf courses than the national debt. you'll love it. smucker's birthday buddy, what a handsome devil, albany, new york, empire state capital, fred forlani is 100 years old today. josephine malone on the telephone from sebeka, minnesota. nature lover. likes to get out there in nature. ruben burns, 100 years old today from athens, alabama. enjoys politics, talking politics. that's good. you're not supposed to but i like talking politics. why not? louise, give me a squeeze,
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walker, from miami, florida, 100 years old today. and she loves young people. says hanging around young people keeps you younger. james van dyke, sarver, pennsylvania, a carpenter. put a saw in his hand and he'll build you a house. and sweet sally cotter, 102 years old today, a julia child fan. every recipe in the book, she knows them all. god bless. from maryville, tennessee, tootsie milligan. she's so proud her birthday is the same birthday as robert e. lee. that's it. now back to new york city. >> okay. willard, thank you very much. we're just getting in our places over here. coming up, the raging dough bait over the man bag. how small is too small? some people to help me with this debate.
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first this is "today" on nbc.
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you know, when it comes to us guys and the bags we tote, how small can you go before that carry all becomes a ladies' clutch? tile sorenson who, like me, is seven feet tall. great to see you. address that question before we look at some of the stuff that i might carry around. generally, what do you say about that? how small is too small? >> at guilt man we talk about the difference between a man bag and a bag fit for a man. rule number one is your bag shouldn't look like it was designed to carry makeup. >> okay. >> maybe unless you're a tv superstar who has to wear makeup as part of his job. there are certain context rules. >> i don't like how this is going for me. i don't know who invited you.
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these are among the bags i would carry. >> among? there are others? were you raised by samsonite. >> that is troubling. >> i have a backpack and i will carry -- >> no, no, no, no, no. >> what's in this? >> i might carry keys around in here. >> because you ran out of pockets? >> and i'll carry -- i get migraines. i carry that in there. i have a device in here. >> coin purse. >> what is this for then? >> keeps my credit cards in this thing here. >> that's a ladies' purse. >> no, no, no. >> i can go here. i can't go there. >> i might throw this in here. >> i like that you're out fitted. tumi stuff is great. it's all about context. if you're rolling into a business meeting you might be wanting to think about a briefcase as opposed to a little clutch. >> what if you're just out for the day? you're rolling around with the kids, stuff like that?
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>> this is where we go to what al does. >> how do you do it? >> this is what i do. look, i've got -- today, i'm going to the gym. i've got my gym stuff in there. i've got other stuff, a camera. >> al, if you're just out for the day, running a few errands, taking the kids around. >> keep snacks in here for the kids. i've got snacks. you got everything you need. >> i'm with you on that. >> david claims not to carry the man purse at all times but i think we have some photographs, undercover shots, david out jogging with the man purse. >> uh-huh. >> on "meet the press." >> nice. >> meet the purse actually. >> david, do you feel that when you sit down with a world leader, you walk into the room, president obama is sitting there. does it undercut your authority at all when you have the man purse? >> no, no, i don't. it's a male accessory clutch. i don't think it's a -- >> what do you carry, willie? >> i have a wallet.
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i have this, right here. wrapped around a subway card, driver's license. you lose things from time to time but -- >> what are some of the other alternatives to what david carries? >> there is a minimum size that's acceptable. it's more like an ipad kind of a thing. this from tumi, i really like. >> wait a minute, really? somehow this is not a problem? >> again, that wouldn't necessarily roll into a business mean. >> wouldn't roll into a business meeting. >> something a bit bigger. this is what i love from herschel. they're under 50 bucks. >> i've got one of those. >> that's just the traditi briefcase. >> that's an attache. >> one of my problems with this, i feel like wookt be in a safe place to have this conversation as men and realize that maybe we're not carrying around bags that are as large as they used to be and that should be okay. >> what are you talking about? >> you can carry smaller bags.
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>> don't carry this. >> guys like lebron carries -- >> you're right, lebron james' whose masculinity is unquestioned -- >> when you -- maybe we can talk. >> you guys laugh but i have photos of you two. willie, in terms of your choice as well. we'll get to that on thursday, that picture that we have of you. >> you have smaller backpacks. i'm liking these. the briefcase is back. my philosophy is go briefcase, casual from j. crew, this one from zara, or backpack. topo is a cool brand out of boulder, colorado. of course, the tote bag, you can't go wrong. every guy needs one of these. extra butch version in camo. >> it would go with your baby bjorn. >> exactly. bottom line, in terms of smaller accessory bags that you would carry -- >> don't use them. don't use them. >> i think that you're a big
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guy. you also want to think about proportion. >> yes. because this looks like a purse with you. you're a giant. >> i would say this piece from tumi here is a good -- you can put your ipad mini in here, a book. >> you're a big guy. i want to know the martha stewart position. she's standing over there. real quirks come over here. how small is too small for the man purse? what would you say? >> i think those are a little small. >> thank you. >> first of all -- >> is this a problem, martha? >> no. that looks like a shaving kit, which is fine. >> but you don't carry that around. >> no, no, you put it inside the other bag. >> always hide it, she says. >> i like the masculine tote bag. it's great. you can fit a lot of stuff in there. nobody knows whose it is. backpack hurts your shoulders. it hurts your suit. i don't like it when men's suits are all wrinkled. >> some of us are young at heart. >> yes.
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>> but you have a very good assortment here. >> well, thank you very much. it's an important topic. i'm glad we got to cover it. >> important for david. >> thank you very much for being supportive, only not at all. martha will be back with oscar party tips. don't you want to bring a bag to an oscar party, depending how long you're staying. celebrity homes that have just hit the market. first this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] you think you know me. believe i'm just glitz and glam when i'm so much more. i'm downtown and ocean front. my nights are just as busy as my days. the arts are my passion. food my obsession. and when you finally think you know me. you'll realize, there's still so much more to discover. los angeles. endlessly entertaining. plan your getaway at
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>> we are back now at 8:46. inside some fabulous celebrity homes that are for sale. barbara corcoran is the real estate contributing editor. good morning, barbara. good to see you. >> fun stuff to look at. coast to coast. new york is a great place to start but you'll have to get your sunglasses on for this one,
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ethan hawke's chelsea townhouse. he bought it for $3 million only eight years ago. this guy is hoping to double his money. that chelsea market is so hot i say he's going to pocket that change. >> this is a little formal but -- >> it's super friendly. we even have a shot later on of the kids' rooms. you want to move your own children in there the moment you see it. that's the great colors he works with here, in the center of chelsea, art district. he has been doing his color shopping. main area has a long wall of bookcases with that vivid green we saw. great window probably adds $20,000 value to the townhouse. people in new york love these kinds of windows. the kids room is a perfect kids' room. we'll see it in a minute. >> that's a lot of space. >> he has two little kids. this is a house that will zip right off the market. >> west coast, you want the nice weather. you go to malibu and pamela anderson is right on the beach. what has she got? >> blond bombshell, great house
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she's downsizing. sleek malibu home is on the market for $7.75 million. she bought it 12 years ago. she's hoping to make a tidy $5 million product. i think she's dreaming myself, but good luck, pamela. 27,000 square foot house, one block from the beach. >> i like the whiteness, ovenl. you're on the beach, white walls. >> it's kind of sleek. anybody could move in. rooms are not that large. roof terrace has poured concrete fireplace and wide open views and the master bath is about as simple as you could get. little sauna room there. this is a sweetheart of a house but a little overpriced. >> we're still in l.a. pacific palasaids, chris bosh. >> mr. basketball in high school, even back then. >> this is for rent. >> you're right about that. the price, what do you think, david? $45,000 a month. but for that, you get 11,000 square foot of mock mediterranean style, popular out there in the pacific palisades,
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romantic style pool. good shot of the living room. lots of open space. big center fireplace. this house is probably going to sell well. it's got a screening room, billiard room, every rich guy's dream in the world. six bedrooms and five baths. >> just a rental here. >> just a rental. what, you want to buy it? i'll sell it to you, no problem. from athlete to politician, marco rubio, senator from florida, is selling his miami home. what does that look like? >> this one is not that spectacular, but it's almost reassuring, just what you would expect from a humble public servant. he has picked a good time to sell, fortunately, in miami. there's a few shots. the pictures are not that good. mediterranean touches throughout. the kitchen has dark wood cabinets. the dining room has large win w windows but kind of like a house you would expect to see in any suburb. it's 675.
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thank god that market has recover recovered or he would only be getting about 450 two years ago. >> do you see a lot of this in the higher end homes, the market having recovered? >> 80% of the markets and the more celebrity that is live there, the faster the turnaround. the rich get richer. >> interesting. barbara corcoran, thank you so much. >> my pleasure. coming up next, martha stewart's secrets for throwing a stylish oscar party. first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: martha is brought to you by macy's. how to throw an oscar party on sunday night worthy of hollywood's best, martha stewart from martha's living. >> hi. it's fun to eat and drink and celebrate your favorite movies. >> you'll show us how we can sass up and class up our party. >> yes. the first thing is the fantastic gold glaze and gold paint that's permanent, dishwasher proof. all available at the craft store. take a glass, your favorite glass, inexpensive glasses and to change them from ordinary to extraordinary, just dip them into just a little bit like
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that. >> all right. >> very nice. >> and change the whole thing. you modernize, glamorize the glass. it's just adding a little bit of glitz to your glassware. >> we let it drip for a bit. >> until it dries. you have it on these little clamps with the hooks. >> even your clamps are classy. >> you all have one of these stands at home. you could use a broomstick across two chairs and put newspaper on the floor to catch it. >> then you bake it. >> no, no, you don't have to. one of those you might have to bake. read the directions. >> okay, i will. >> this is another nice way to make a cylinder. you get flowers every day, don't you, from some admirer? >> i do. yes. >> don't throw these away. you just wrap them with gold paper like this.
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double stick tape. and you make yourself a beautiful holder for a pillar candle. stick the candle in there. light that on your table. make a whole arrangement. isn't that pretty? >> and no baking. >> sort of recycling. when you get so many flowers -- you must get a lot, too. >> oh, my gosh. >> and for vallen type's day. your room is full. don't throw those away. they're really useful. edible glitter. you can put this op a plate like that. edible. >> and some sugar or some kind of -- >> dip the glass in a little bit of water and stick it into the edible glitter. you. >> kind of like a margarita salt. >> you can do that for any drink but it dresses up the drink and people won't believe that you can eat it, but you can. perfectly safe. >> isn't that pretty? >> and don't forget gold stars. you can buy the stars, wrap them
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around your lapkin. >> wait, did you just say lapkin? >> instead of napkin. you can take the glitter and glitter alarminger stars, put them all over your table. this is a big night. you have your favorite movies picked out, your favorite actresses, actors? >> yes. >> who do you think will win the best picture? >> i think "argo." >> or "lincoln." >> are you going to go to an oscar party or are you going to host one? >> i'm on a plane. i have it tivo'ed or whatever you do nowadays. one of those things. and these are cupcakes that you can glitter. >> what are with the packages? >> oh, from right here in lincoln center -- rockefeller center. delicious japanese mochi, edible. >> very cool. martha, thank you so much. "today's" take three right after your local news.
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning to you. 8:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. i'm appreciating a little bit of
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a warm-up we'll see today. i want to check the temperatures with christina loren. >> good morning to you at home. a little bit of a warm-up and a lot sunnier than yesterday. 63 in livermore. 59 today in san jose and 59 in gilroy. along the peninsula, nice and mild at 60 degrees. temperatures are going to stay steady, but we will wake up with a full blanket of low clouds tomorrow morning. then on friday, the sun comes right back out. full sunshine all day, 63 degrees inland, 62 bayside at the coast. upcoming weekend, you're so close now mostly dry.
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welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, february 20th, 2013. i'm willie geist along with al roker, natalie morales and jenna hager. comiack for take three. >> i think david gregory wants to take part in this. >> of course he does. >> not leaving. >> he wants to improve on the man purse.
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>> oh, look, he's squeezing right in. >> just toss it in here. >> we've got you. do you want to go back in on the man purse or do you feel like we've covered that ground? >> i know where you're coming from. >> let's ask natalie. joe, your husband, what does he carry? >> he has like a briefcase bag. >> anything with a little strap on it? >> it has a small handle on it. >> a handle. >> not a strap? >> not a strap. and it's not something that is a makeup bag size. >> wow! henry? >> he does not carry a murse. >> wait till henry has a child. he will have a lot of gear. >> carrying a backpack. >> jenna is part of the younger generation, knows how this stuff is evolving. >> that's true and men of your generation are okay with a binky on your pinky. >> that one i -- >> i have no problem with that. >> i'm wearing glitter on my hand at the moment.
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>> you did get very glittery. >> it goes well with the man purse. >> those are al's nuts from the last segment, little bit on my li lip. >> we'll see you sunday. >> why don't you go get ready for "meet the press"? >> nice talking to you. >> wow! >> where did we go? >> where did we go? >> i don't know. i really don't. when you're that tall, the air gets thinner. and i think you lose consciousness. >> let's move on. >> how about our take three? >> yes. let's go to our take three. our take one, this is a real story. postal service apparel, cash-strapped united states postal service has announced plans to launch, get this, a new line of all weather apparel and accessories next year. premium department stores called rain, heat and snow.
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>> because who knows weather like they do, right? >> postal service gear. >> get the shorts. >> if you want the shorts or hat, it's up to you. i don't know if you can get that stuff. it's not going to plug the hole in the budget but, hey, why not? reband a little bit. >> make a cute halloween costume. >> halloween? i don't think that's what they're looking at. >> i would wear that. >> they'll have a women's line coming out. >> anything that can save handwritten letters. i'll buy a murse. >> they have those big bags. >> that's a man bag. >> that's a man bag. >> i don't know that a lot of people associate the united states postal service with fashion. >> if they could do it in a fashionable way. remember u.p.s., people were wearing u.p.s. hats and jackets. it was a trend for a while. >> got a cool winter jacket, i'll throw one of those on. >> go out and deliver people's mail. >> i think that's against the
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law. >> i was going to say. take two, this hits close to home, since we have a baby bump on the set with us. this is the royal baby bump for kate middleton. she showed up in public, first event since she's had sickness. got of lot of attention for her bump. great britain's best-selling authors, hilary mantel. >> yes. >> said the following about kate middleton, quote, kate middleton is a shop window mannequin with no personality of her own, entirely defined by what she wore. she went on to say she was made only to give birth. >> wow! >> things like jointed doll on which certain rags are hung, talking about kate middleton and that her only point and purpose is basically to breed an heir to the royal throne, making her sound like -- >> nice lady. >> forgive my ignorance. do we care what hilary mantel is saying?
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do we know her? >> she wrote that book that has to do with royalty and she has her clearly. there was such backlash in the u.k., even prime minister came out and said this is absolutely ludicrous and ridiculous, that kate is an incredible ambassador for the country and royalty. >> freedom of the press. you can say what you want even if you're an idiot. >> that's the problem, sadly. sadly, when you sign up for roles -- she didn't even sign up for it, but marrying somebody. i was born into it. you sign up for a role where you were criticized. i was never called a mannequin. maybe that's because i don't have the figure that she has. she looks good. >> you're doing all right yourself there. >> you wear that bump well. this is fascinating. take three. it's called the you're not invited to my wedding alert. apparently people are doing this
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now. you have to draw the line. >> what? >> let's say where you're having the reception, it holds 100 people. we've all been through this, who to invite and not to invite. >> for economic reasons. >> a lot of people are reaching out to the people who are not invited as well as those they're inviting and saying, listen -- >> you didn't make the cut. >> you didn't make the cut. >> sending a noninvite? >> sending a noninvite. >> you are not not invited to our wedding. >> over text messages? >> text, e-mail. jenna, you're not invited. >> that's harsh. >> ridiculous. slightly narcissistic, that people would care if they weren't invited. do you know what i mean? >> right. i don't think it's meant to rub sand in it. >> i think it does. >> you might be invited but here is why i can't invite you. >> why not call them and say, listen, i'm really sorry, i would love to have everybody there but unfortunately i have to make some cuts. >> what kind of a world do we -- this has been going on for years. >> i think people understand, exactly. they understand if they're not
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invited. >> frankly, some of those people are relieved they're not invited. >> let me give up the weekend that i could really enjoy myself and come to your wedding. come on. >> do you ever give out those invites that you really don't want the person to come and they say yes and you go, oh! >> now i know why you asked me to lunch. >> and you said yes. >> oh! no. >> why did i ask? apparently that's what people are doing now. you're on the b list. good talking to you. our bonus take, we showed these to you yesterday, anchor cartoon makeovers, from the new iphone app called i made face. we asked you by poll which of our cartoon characters looked the most like us. we got some of the photographs, some of the pictures that came out of the i made face app. you didn't believe that one whatsoever. natalie did a little better. al, they really liked yours. >> al's is great. >> oh, al, that's -- that looks
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like you, the cartoon version. >> our winner, i'm told, is david gregory. >> i have to agree with that one. >> oh, yeah. >> come on. >> he won 60% of the votes. you got 21%. >> he looks like a character out of archer. >> he does. he does. >> wow! that's almost a dead match. >> it is. >> if you put the camera down a little bit you can see the animated man purse. >> and a baby bjorn. >> take that little bag and parade it around? >> he does. >> i've seen him. >> walks into a meeting with the man purse. >> it's a good way to get credibility. >> i think there's intervention. now we have a check of our headlines this morning. chilling testimony in a south african courtroom today in the bail hearing of oscar pistorius, the athlete is charged with the valentine's day murder of his girlfriend, reeva
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steenkamp. one witness heard an hour of nonstop fighting before then hearing gun shots. another claims to have heard shots then screaming, and one more shot. the defense says that the first witness lives too far away from pistorius' home to be credible. meantime, pistorius' legal team is firing back after police say they found testosterone and needles in the runner's bedroom. the defense says police found an herbal remedy that is not a banned substance. rescuers are searching for a missing person this morning after a huge explosion and fire in kansas city. a gas main break touched off the explosion at a restaurant during dinner time last night. the blast engulfed an entire city block. it was so powerful it could be felt blocks away. more than a dozen people were injured and several were taken to local hospitals. police have identified the gunman in a deadly shooting spree in southern california. officials say a 20-year-old student, ali sayed, went on a rampage, killing three people, wounding several others before turning his gun on himself.
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police are still searching for a motive, but what caused sayed to go on a killing spree that spanned several counties and several carjackings. general john allen is retiring. he got caught up in that e-mail scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus. he is stepping down to focus on family health issues. president obama praised him as, quote, one of america's finest military leaders, a true patriot and a man i've come to respect greatly. the vice president is generating some buzz after a facebook town hall chat with parents magazine. in a discussion focusing on joe biden's gun control efforts, he gave some frank advice on self defense. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun. you don't need an ar-15. buy a shotgun. buy a shotgun. >> the vice president says he has two shotguns of his own at his home in delaware. just out this morning, we're
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getting the first look at dan brown's latest book jacket. his new novel, as you know, is called inferno. we revealed that on the "today" show a short while ago. it brings back his character, robert langdon of da vinci code fame. this time he will be trying to translate the literary piece "dante's inferno." at 15 years old, the sea otter is learning a new trick. to help him stay in shape, zoo keepers in oregon taught him how to shoot some hoops. that's a dunk, my friend. >> not just shooting hoops. >> he has the technique. >> two hands. >> you're up-to-date right now. with that, mr. roker, you have a check of the weather? >> let's see what we've got, big storm system making its way out of the west. cold, high pressure building in from the north and a very vigorous jet stream, lot of gulf moisture. the combination makes for a lot of snow. we've got winter weather
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advisories, winter storm warnings, even ice storm warnings stretching from california all the way to western new york, where we can expect anywhere from six to 12 inches of snow. really, right in the center of nebraska, we could be looking at up to 24 inches of snow. on the other side of this system we've got severe weather to talk about. look for severe weather for much of texas and over the next five days, we could see anywhere from five to seven inches of rain from louisiana all the way to the carolinas. th 9:12 now. hard to believe this picture's coming to us from san jose. look at these snowy peaks of mt. hamilton. it's so cold out there right now, some of that snow is going to stick for today, especially in the shade. highs are going to end up in the 60s. tomorrow temperatures will held steady but we'll end up with
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that blanket of fog. by friday 63 degrees inland. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks a lot. coming up next, best beauty buys for 10 bucks or less. back after this. to do the things that i wanted. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia -- thought to be the result of over-active nerves that cause chronic, widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. so now, i can do more of the things i enjoy. lyrica is not for everyone. it may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, changes in eyesight including blurry vision, muscle pain with fever, or tired feeling. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. those who have had a drug or alcohol problem
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as we move into spring, hopefully sooner, we can move spring weather sooner rather than later, starting with our makeup bags. we all beat up our makeup bags. you see it a lot, use it every day. you don't have to spend a lot of money. from over 21, this is great. for $3 to $10, these are at walgreen's. even if you're traveling, as you are now, every week, this is a great version. >> makeup bag, perfect tochlt some beauty products, these are from h & m, right, they have a new line? >> it's been there a couple of years. i've never really seen their beauty line. look at all this great stuff. beautiful eye shadows, lipsticks, lotions. also makes for a great gift. all of these are great if you want to sort of put it together. i love these for spring. they're for your hair. it's also a pin. actually matches perfectly. >> freshen up your wardrobe a bit. >> $2.95 to $9.95. i'm going to give tips on how
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long you should keep everything. my mother has everything in her closet, doesn't like to give it up. lipstick, about a year. if youf had a lipstick about a year, move on, get it out of your beauty closet and start over. >> a lot of people think i'm not spending a lot of money, the quality will not be as great. >> that's not true. not always the case. a lot of times you're paying for the designer. i use lip glosses daily. it's easier when you're spending $2.95 to have more of them. >> from drew barrymore called slather only at walmart. >> i love her, drew barrymore. exclusively at walmart called flower. she sort of curated and invented her own products from products she already knows about. she sort of reengineered them. $4.98 to $8.98. also a gift if you want to package it together. using moisturizer or foundation up to a year, you should sort of start over. i love that you sort of want to use this as a line. it's so pretty. also you open your beauty
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closet, it should be pretty. i love the way this looks. >> very chanel-ish in a way, right? this is another great line that has beautiful colors, nyx cosmetics. >> great colors for spring. you'll see a lot of brights. if you are going to experiment with bright colors you may only use it once and not love it. this is a great way to do it, $7 to $10. eye shadows about two years, gloss about a year. make sure you keep that in check. >> perfume, perfect for on the go as well. >> also for your makeup but i love these, sex on the beach, gingerale, all different scents. $10. also a beautiful gift. this is two for one, last thing for your makeup bag from sephora. one side is a glitter, the other side is a color and it's scented. we always have to have scented nail polish. >> you'll be smelling your
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nails, okay. >> and for kids. >> these are the new spring colors as well. >> $8. wanted to introduce them. i picked -- actually use it, bond with whomever. leave things up in the air for spring. those are new. >> okay. now these nail files i understand last a long time. >> this is a six-in-one. i love this. >> really? >> $4.49 available at drugstores. >> you peel it off? >> you peel it off then it's a new one. i just did the peel and i have the close-up and i have to peel. >> we get it. >> here we go. >> moving on to hair care. and new shampoos and a new line from l'oreal. >> having spa night with your girlfriends, no frizz, just condition, treatment. $4.99 to $6.99 available at drugstores. >> last but not least great gift ideas. >> look how much fun these soaps are. you can pair these with different things according to -- all different things depending where you're going, themed. from kohl's, these great gift
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examining bones found by a hiker in purisima creek. a hiker found a human skull lying off the trail. more articles were found including men's clothing. the remains do not appear to have been buried. they will not know the identity of the person until four or five d days after forensic testing is completed. we'll take a quick break. after that, we'll have a look at weather and traffic.
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welcome back now. the time 9:28, the place san jose. hard to believe when you see these snowy white caps. of course, that's mt. hamilton in the distance there. cool enough today for some of the snow to stick around especially in the shade. nonetheless full sunshine will lead to 58 degrees in downtown san jose. 53 in fremont. and as we get through tomorrow, your thursday looking good. oh so close to the weekend now. temperatures are going to hold up as we head through saturday and sunday. not too cold. maybe a stray shower late
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saturday night into sunday morning up in the north bay. monday through tuesday, though we start to warm up. a nice stretch of fair weather on the way to the bay area. let's check your drive. >> looks like we got it all, snow, sun and traffic. wow, what a great place to live! south 880 through fremont a little bit show. we'll look at the maps. a tough spot here northbound 101 approaching tully. we still have the sig alert from an earlier crash. monterey highway or 87 good alternates through the area. slow south 880. starting to move better. north up through oakland 580 moving slowly but accidents cleared from laneses. a look at the berkeley area and see that west 880 is moving slowly. >> another local news update for you in half an hour.
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according to a report in the journal of neuro science the most unpleasant sound in the world issy knife blade being scraped across a glass bottle. that is considered the most unpleasant sound in the world. up till last week. now it's "welcome aboard your carnival cruise, nice to have you all aboard." >> jay leno and the late-night boys getting alot of laughs off
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that. >> that's right. >> ouch. if you're technically challenged, like some of us -- it says willie there. >> how did that get there? >> i don't know. >> character assassination. >> tech expert mr. mario armstrong here to help us with some questions you guys sent in. and then we are getting unbuttoned with a bunch of girlfriends. easy there, guys. we'll chew on everything from getting a job after kids to date night with your husband. >> what's the unbuttoned part? >> that's the name of the segment. >> got it, got it, got it. >> you know. >> like unplugged. >> sort of. but with a bunch of ladies. it's like a girlfriend's guide to -- >> every guy's dream. >> all right, al. before we go too far down that road, let's get a check of the weather. >> yeah. absolutely. looking at today, a lot of wet weather down in the central plains, snow in the rockies. that's all heading to the east. it will make a mess. we're looking for heavier lake-effect snow squalls, lake ontar ontario, lake erie.
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and then for tomorrow, a risk of strong storms from eastern texas into mississippi. look for icy conditions in the mid mississippi river valley. heavy snow in the central plains, rain in the pacific northwest. sunny and cool, midatlantic states down in florida where it 9:31 now. a little chilly out there but such a nice day shaping up in the bay area. san francisco, a gorgeous clear shot over the city. you can see our camera is nice and still, the winds have relaxed. that's the good news, no longer have that severe wind chill factor. san jose still sticking to the snow up here. mt. hamilton looking good for today. 58 degrees on the way for san jose, 58 in san francisco. getting to thursday just about that's your latest weather. natalie? >> all right, al, thank you. time to get unbuttoned now with some of our favorite girlfriends. dr. lisa thornton is a pediatrician. rachel campos duffy is a
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political pundit and heather khan is a journalist. morning, ladies. >> morning. >> ready to have some fun? >> yes. >> let's tackle first issue and date night or heather, as i believe you call it, save the marriage night. how important is it in a relationship? let me start with you because you did say you call it save the marriage night. >> not that our marriage is in jeopardy. >> right. >> but 20 years later, five young children later, it is an absolute must in our house. and i think it took me a while to learn that especially when i was working full time with my first three children, i would feel guilty going out, leaving them. i thought that evening time should be children time. and then i get out of the kitchen, i felt sexier, more interesting, more engaging. we would catch up on what was important to us and all the troubles and worries kind of melt away. if you don't take care of the foundation of the family, which is mom and dad, it could crumble. >> what about you, rachel? >> i couldn't agree more. i can tell in my marriage when we don't do it that things start
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to happen. like we feel more like business partners and we don't feel like lovers. and, again, i think you're absolutely right. i think it's a really good thing as parents to remind ourselves it's good for our kids to model good relationships and to keep that spark alive. >> and you schedule it once a week? do you go every week? >> i wish i could. my husband's schedule is very crazy. we do try. i wee got away a little bit. >> you say no on the date night. why is that? >> for me, my life is so scheduled already that one more thing is just one more thing. it's like oh, my gosh, now i have to plan this date night. it's got to be perfect. we have to have a happy ending. for me, i just enjoy -- my kids are a little older. my youngest is 12. we can be at home alone. we enjoy just catch iing up on couple of our tv shows that are kind of just our that we watch
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together or watch a football game, which i don't understand and my husband explains to me. it's wonderful and bonding. that's how we do it. it's very -- >> as long as you're still bonding. >> it's not a fancy thing. i live in wisconsin. i'm going to fish fry. it doesn't have to be super planned out. it can be like let's leave early and go home and watch tv or watch a movie. >> we need to lower the bar on what's perfect. it can be anything. >> what about a night of sleeping in, though? isn't that -- in fact, cal berkeley found that couples who slept well together tend to have better relationships, tend to communicate better overall and i think that's key. everybody is rested. >> everybody at home might be surprised. it really does refer to sleep. >> right. >> shut eye. not that kind of sleep. >> i think when we're both well rest ever rested we are more able to take on the world to deal with teenage issues that come up and toddler issues
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because we run the gamut at our house. i do find that when i get into bed, my eyes tend to close quickly anyway. >> but it is good. >> everybody can meet the world really feeling good and, you know, you don't get the snarky things that come when you're a little too tired. >> irritable. >> it's hard, though. i've got six kids. >> i don't know how you do it. >> my husband is gone a lot. they sleep in my bed. >> six kids in your bed? >> the bottom three or four will come in and kick me in the head and i get peed on. >> wow! >> feeding your personal soul because so often we are so over tasked, multitasking and taking care of everybody else's needs. what do you do to kind of get back to yourself, hel heather? >> i thought of the world guilt before. that's my nature. >> aren't we all? >> we're not all. we actually talked about this earlier. you're really good about not feeling guilty about it. i've had to grow into that role. what i realized is that i've
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at the tv station that i grew up watching. little did i know as much as i loved my career when my third baby was born and i looked at her, i had a life changing moment, an especiallyiveny a ie need to be home. i did continue to work part time so i could hopefully launch myself, eventually. and i'm ready now to come back to work. >> rachel, you said moms make the best hires, right? >> i think they absolutely do. it's a good thing to keep your fingers in the pie if you think that's something you want to do. everything has its trade-offs. i was pursuing a career in television and just really came to an epiphany where i thought i could live without having that amazing career. i didn't, for me personally think i could live with being 50 and having missed those moments. that's a personal choice and that's what's so great about the era we live in where staying home and choosing to work is a choice, but i think you can do a lot of things at once now, with
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technology. >> true. >> working from home. it's not impossible. >> and a pediatrician, what you're doing every day is so important. like you said, you love it. you have no regrets. >> i never stepped back. i worked full time my whole life. i have three children. you know, i think that for me it was just who i am. i'm very true to who i am. i spend time with my kids. it's funny because it feels like people who say you're a stay at home mom or working mom, like the working mothers never see their children. >> not true. >> i said to my 20-year-old when he was younger, do you wish i had stayed home? he said why, you're around all the time. for my children they understand what i do is important for me. it does feed my soul, what i do for a living. i think it's important and i love it. one of the great things is if you have the choice -- many women do not have the choice. they must work. >> that's true. >> my mother had to work, my grandmother worked. i'm from a culture of women who worked. it doesn't seem awkward to me. if you step back and do nothing
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for ten years and then try to step back into the workforce, that's very, very difficult. and so i think what we're hearing everybody saying is that if you keep your hands in a little bit so that when it's time for you to move back in, you've got something you can do that you've got a skill set that you can share. >> finding ways to network yourself. >> networking is not that hard. last week i was at school and met a dad who had come to a valentine's day party at school. even the television world. we were networking while we were serving conversation hearts, we were having our own conversation. >> it is interesting that there's a cultural component as well. highest percentage of at-home moms are miss panics. i think there is a lot of cultural component as well. >> good discussion, ladies. we'll have to keep this going. thank you so much, lisa, rachel and heather. >> thank you. up next, we'll get to some of your tech problems with solutions. but first these messages. ♪ [ jen garner ] what skincare brand is so effective...
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"today's" lifestyle contributor to help us out. good to see you. >> good to see you, al, willie. >> a lot of folks asking questions. one of the top questions about streaming video. we keep hearing about it. >> yes. >> a lot of folks are really -- daniel, in fact, asking about it. he says what is the easiest way to stream content on my tv? >> this is a great question. you're right. back in the day -- you know this, it used to buffer and buffer and buffer and streaming video never worked well. getting online content from the web, in this case to his television set. >> right. >> a lot of options are out there. things like the apple tv. >> sure. >> which is great. you can also do other cool features like share videos wirelessly from your phone to your television. you have the bots, that are very inexpensive. you may already have something in the house like your gaming console, x-box, sony playstation or your blu-ray player may have smart tv capabilities. >> there's also the other parts of that like netflix, hulu.
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>> that's right, amazon, all those other providers and most of those are available on these different types of devices but there's no subscription fee for the devices. you pay a subscription for netflix or -- >> for the content. >> for the content. >> boxes and boxes of photographs. what to do with them now in the digital age. how do we consolidate all that? >> you want to preserve these. >> sure. >> memories and stuff. >> it they're going to physically fade. >> they are going to physically fade. a great scanner, flatbed scanner like this epson here, great colors, great resolution. you also want to have something that's simple and easy for you to use. look for ones that have some restore coloration, software embedded in it to make sure the images -- >> from roy in detroit, 3,000 picture, most in albums, would like to put them on to a usb stick. is there a quick and easy scanner that will put it on to the usb? >> get it to the computer and
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then get it to the usb, that's the fastest way. start with a great quality scanner, get it to your computer and move those files to the usb stick. >> what about all the stuff you've recorded on your phone? these videos. >> yes. >> a lot of folks have these great videos. but again a lot of it is all stuck on the phone. >> it is all stuck on the phone. i want to make sure i mention something, don't shoot vertical video. >> horizontal. >> yes, vertical video is a problem. i saw a lot of kids at my son's recital shooting video like this. years later they're going to want to play that on a tv. it's going to show up -- >> black bars. >> just like this on the tv, vertical so shoot it horizontal. >> from rachel, the next question -- gloria in dover, delaware. how do you get those videos from your phone to your computer? >> for the iphone, you connect your cable and you go right to
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your computer. then you use i-photo. a lot of people think it's itunes but it's i-photo. you input the video into it. once you're in, you see on the screen, that box i have here, look for those images that have a video camera. these are photos. these are still photos. these are actually video. once you select that, you can import that to your computer. and then you'll have it backed up. >> import relatively quickly, a little bit longer than a photograph? >> yeah. it all depends on how long the video is itself, too. >> one more quick one for you, dan in minnesota wants to know do i really need anti-virus software for my mac? you get offers for these all the time. do you need it? >> you should always have some type of anti-virus protection. it never really happen but when it does, it's a big deal. >> apple itself just got hacked. >> yeah. so when it does, it's a big deal, but it never really happens. one i recommend is intego.
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if you have tech questions go to and submit them to mario. we're back in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc.
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by the way, we all kind of match today. nicely done. what are we wearing tomorrow? pink? >> the challenge is not to tell each other. >> we'll have to wait and see. fabulous wedding with wedding planner. kathie lee and hoda will check out the riviera.
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning to you. it is 9:56. i'm marla tellez. parking near at&t park is about to get more expensive near giants home games or special events at the ballpark. we're talking quite a bit more op on event day meters will cost up to $7 an hour between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., that's compared to 25 cents per hour on nonevent days. new rates go into effect in time for the world baseball classic in mid-march. let's get a look at the forecast with christina loren. >> we do va good looking day shaping up. it's still pretty cold out there. crisp sunshine on the way. it will warm up to the mid-60s. the fog rolls back in becoming sunny and mild for the second half of your thursday. as we get into first part of the weekend, we do have a dry stretch of weather on the way.
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60 for livermore today. 59 for fremont and 59 degrees in san francisco. for your friday, temperatures are going to be nice and mild. 63 degrees ib land, 62 bayside at the coast around 59 degrees. >> good morning, great morning, actually. here is my buddy, clay thompson. bobblehead tonight. imagine how tall i am. let's look past the home of the warriors. 880 where traffic continues to recover. all crashes have cleared from the nimitz. map shows is you southbound this is where 880 is a problem heading past down a street. we also have some slowing west 580 approaching the dub lib interchange. sounds like there might be a disabled big rig. south bay shows a really light volume for most of your commutes. but the 101 recovers after the signal alert at tully. the bay bridge toll plaza still has a backup but it's moving.
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>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with our next local news update.
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from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with california girls kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from universal city walk at universal studios hollywood. >> hey, everybody! welcome to wines day wednesday, california style. we're here at universal studios
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hollywood. we're having a ball. and who cares if it's february 20th? we don't give a rip. you know why? >> it's a sunny day. we're celebrating with a sunny drink. it's sangria. >> it's inspired. say that a couple of times. >> this is coming to times square. >> good, good. along with the burger from yesterday. amazing. >> we're going to have some fun. here's the deal. we're going to start off the show with a bang. somebody in this audience is going to win big. something big. and we're going to go ahead and we're going to pick the winner right off the top, because we don't want to waste any time. are you guys ready? >> you only came for fun stuff. all right, hoda. >> are you ready? >> you pick this time. >> i'm going to pick all the way.
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okay, here we go. and the winner is -- peggy limo! peggy limo, come on up! come on up, peggy limo! hold on, hold on. peggy, peggy. freeze, come here, come to mama. >> hi! good to see you. >> now, you are going to have to choose between -- see over there, prize number one, prize number two, or prize number three. so which ever one you pick. okay, hold on. which one? >> two. >> she's picking prize number two. turn around. a trip to aruba! >> you are going to aruba! >> thank you! >> have you been before, peggy? >> i have. >> peggy has been before many times. >> not many.
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>> here's the other two prizes you get anyway. a kathie lee cd and a book. >> oh, my god. >> we're excited for you. >> you want to give it away to somebody that's never been to aruba, that's up to you. >> she said, no, thanks. >> my anniversary is coming up. >> there you go. >> right down there. >> give it up for peggy, everybody. all right. still looking at your signs, everybody. still have a really great prize to give for that. >> yeah, we do. we got to tell who paid for that trip to aruba. that's a big deal. this is where they are going, you guys, four nights at the tamron aruba all-inclusive resort. it includes meals, snacks, drinks, hotel restaurants, nine-motorized water sports. all included by tamron inclusive and jetblue. >> what kind of snacks? i want to know what kind of
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snacks. that's awesome. that's awesome. >> should we do our favorite things? >> let's do it. let's do it. the other day we were out in santa monica. i saw this lovely mom and her two beautiful daughters, and i needed some exercise workout stuff, so i got this stuff, and it's called strut this. right, cynthia? strut this. i'm telling you, feel the fabric on that. >> oh, my god. >> here's the craziest. this is what's going to blow your mind. i said, that's for my daughter. that size fits cassidy. she says, this is the miracle of this stuff, it fits anybody! >> one-size-fits-all? >> anybody! and it does. it really, really does. it's extraordinary stuff. what are the price points? >> pants are $60 and top is $45. >> it's worth it. softest, nice bra underneath it, and i love it. and they are here in the audience, cynthia and one of her
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daughters, love this stuff. >> here's my favorite things. >> to go along with this. >> i have the worst knees in the history of the world but love running. i finally found a running shoe that saves my knees. >> really? >> these are these asix. if you have bad knees, at least for me, put these in there, i could run and run and run, forrest, run in these. these are the gel nimbus. these are the ones that i love. >> good. does sara have a favorite thing? >> i'm modeling them. >> cute! >> these are my lorna day. they are workout pants. you can roll them, but they've got the camo hard core look. i bought them a week ago and haven't gotten out of them yet. >> cute, cute! >> really cute, sara, adorable. >> you never know who you're
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going to run into los angeles. southern california, stars everywhere. >> do you guys watch "the office"? >> yeah, of course you do. do you know meredith palmer? >> i love her. >> she happens to be sitting right there. kate flannery. >> oh, my god! >> yes, indeed. kate is in the house. apparently, kate's got the day off. >> taking a little coffee break with booze. >> we're bummed that "the office" is over. are you bummed? >> totally bummed. >> what are you doing? >> i'm drinking. >> that's what brings you here today. >> we're part of the universal family, aren't you? my boyfriend is shooting the show. he's an nbc photographer. >> your boyfriend is very cute, by the way. >> he's good, right? >> happy you're here and good luck with your next project. >> thanks. carry on. >> really, you're one of our favorite sluts in the whole
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world. >> right back at ya. right back at ya. >> that's a bond. >> i don't know if you know this, but today is love your pet day. >> none of you knew it, huh? probably left the house and didn't say i love you to your pet. >> we have pictures of some beautiful, beautiful pets, adorable pets. you can see them up there. linda writes to show us her baby buttons. she says that buttons likes to travel, just like bambino, but her favorite hobby is gardening. here's jacqueline. she writes about her daughter and her dog sassafras she says, they are both angels when they sleep. precious. >> you can say it louder than that. >> this is a happy dog. here's hershey kiss. she keeps you smiling. >> oh, my god! i don't want them to get that dog's teeth fixed. i don't care what anybody says.
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we look at personality. >> look at hudson for a second. hudson is here live in studio. >> hudson is our friend from strut this. >> we're talking about hudson, he's sleeping. >> there he is. >> oh! >> i'm a little concerned about my louis at home. called home this morning and frank said louis is at the vet. one of your children -- what's wrong? his eye is all closed up, stuff around his mouth. i don't know. louis's been promiscuous most of his life. you pick up these things. i don't know what's going to happen. he's at the vet, i'll let you know. say a prayer for louis. >> courtney posted this photo, riding a snow horse in virginia. oh, my god, the dog is on the horse. do you see it? >> no. >> you need glasses. >> i really do. >> we have to show this one.
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don posted a photo of -- oh, you know what, he said that was my biggest fan, okay? that hair picture is inappropriate and not nice. >> but you're still going to get your little doggy. maybe he has a brother or a sister, hoda. >> i have a bad hair day like we all have bad hair days every now and then. >> not that often anymore. >> i'm hoping to get my dog soon. >> what's the story with that? >> i'm still waiting. since we're on this long trip, i didn't want the dog waiting for me. who would have fed it? i would have figured it out, but i need to get a dog soon. >> you have to understand, hoda, it's going to change your life. >> i want it to. >> there are many, many trips in your future, as well. so get one you can either bring with you. >> let me tell you who i've been thinking about and can't get my mind off, flo rida. i googled his age. >> i said to hoda, he's perfect
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for you. >> he's too young. >> he's crazy for you, you're crazy about him. you're 48, 49-ish. >> i was born in '64. stop counting. doesn't matter. he's 34. >> i said, that's not old. >> is that inappropriate? >> i don't think so. >> let me just relive yesterday. ♪ this is for flo. >> i don't know why we can't be together. we had a total connection if you were here yesterday. >> every time you're together, the sexual chemistry is through the roof. even when there's no roof. >> through the air. anyway, talk about flo another time. >> we have to make that happen. we have a big show coming up! howie mandel! we're going to his house. >> howie is going to try to sell me his mansion in malibu. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios
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here in beautiful los angeles at universal studios city walk. hoda knows how much i used to live in l.a., i love l.a. connecticut's my home, but howie mandel just won't say no. he said come to my house in malibu, you have to buy it. >> kathie has been looking around at homes and did go in at
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howie mandel's home with gloves on, so take a look. >> he's a bit of a germ a-phobe. >> here at howie mandel's malibu beach house, i heard he's selling it. i've come prepared, because he is a germ-a-phobe. there he is! i know that chrome dome anywhere. hi, guy. >> how are you? >> how are you? >> look at this, what a great costume. you look like trick or treat. ♪ you know what, this is the worst day that you could possibly come to the beach. the beauty of this house and the reason we bought this house, you can't see, is from every room out that way is ocean. >> you designed this? >> we had people do it. if i had a hammer, i would. >> a hammer in the morning. >> hammer in the evening, too.
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all over this land. you want to walk around? >> i want to see everything. >> will you buy it if you like it? it's got good bones. >> great bones. >> great bones, great view. did you bring a checkbook? >> i've got my checkbook. ♪ >> i'm here sometimes for three hours at a time, and then on the fourth hour, i come in here. >> to watch us. >> this is where i watch you. >> wow. there's not a screen big enough for my presence, baby. >> i watch you and hoda. this is my son, alex. called my wife and i and said, listen, are you coming down this weekend -- >> his mother? >> yes. are you coming down this weekend? i'm having a party. no, i never come down. have a party, make sure you clean up. i didn't realize the party was a professional party where he rented the house out and did a rap video. ♪
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the back house is his. this is not his, yet he has made this his. >> my gosh. the rappers left this. >> no. >> now i will buy it, though. i got to say. now i have a motivation. >> this is my office. actually carved this bat with my own teeth. i did that. i wittle with my mouth. i'm a mouth wittler. remember deal or no deal? it's not a game, no trivia. they said, let us show it for you, they met us at jerry's deli in the valley with this card. i have a star on the walk of fame. >> everybody does except for me, how. >> do you want one? you can have this. i'll throw this in with the house. my wife went out one day and came back with seashells and a stick and look what she was able to do. >> look at the magic she was
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able to accomplish. >> she is amazing. i said can i look up now? i'm not finished. hang on to the ladder. this is out to the beach. that's me. see me? me and that's my daughter jackie over there. alex. alex is over here. there's alex. riley, my daughter riley, is right there. i'm fixated on toilets. >> you are? >> we don't have a fish in it yet, but it's a fish and flush. it's just -- it's a fish tank and a toilet. the best place to put an aquarium. got the hands-free toilet. >> of course you'd have a hands-free one. >> you step in and it seems to understand and know your needs. >> whisper in my ear what we're
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time for what the what when we check out unusual photos you send us. yes, and sara spent all day yesterday going through all of them. >> been exhausting. our first photo comes from patrick ward from ridgewood, new jersey. you people are exhausting. i need some caffeine. >> you can see that there. >> uh-huh. >> we thought we'd start with cute, because it always wins kathie lee over. >> that's a cute dog. >> it is. are you taking notes? >> she's all about dogs now, and flo rida. >> her name is really hard, mini submitted this photo. >> oh, no! >> they make it on the premises!
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>> oh! >> that is crazy! >> hope bailey from columbus, mississippi, submitted this photo. this is acceptable in some places, it's two cousins? >> oh, cousins. >> getting married? cousins. >> well, second or third it's just fine. >> "mean girls," i've got a first cousin, second cousin, too much. carrie from georgia sent us this photo. i'm supposed to have five servings of this a day? >> yeah, i like it. >> that's going to put meat on your bones. had some of that this morning. >> that is funny. all right, go on. >> you weren't supposed to laugh like that, hoda. finally, this photo. this is the audience caption contest. let's show the picture. and the winner is irene. >> that's a great one. >> hold on, hold on. >> cat's got your tongue? >> cat's got your tongue.
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>> that's a good one! >> congratulations. and there's your mug, you lucky woman. >> coming up with the oscars just around the corner, we're going to be testing people's knowledge of all things oscar. >> who knew when we come back, we're going to play. get ready! shhhhhh dare to whisper. whisper. new color whisper lip color from maybelline new york. now, sexy sheer color with a whisper soft feel. the secret? pure sheer pigments in a smooth light gel. no heavy waxes, no heavy oils. shhhhh just a soft kiss of color and shine. new color whisper from maybelline new york. sexy, sheer color with a whisper soft feel. maybe she's born with it. ♪ maybe it's maybelline
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning to you. it is 10:26 now. i'm marla tellez. the hayward city council is instituting a moratorium on sweepstakes cafes. internet cafes offer clients las vegas-style gambling-themed games. right now there are two sweepstakes cafes operating in hayward. alameda county has already started shutting down similar businesses in unincorporated areas.
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welcome back. time right now 10:28. a spectacular day shaping is up. still chilly out there in san francisco. highs will end up in the low 60s. let's check your drive. >> we're looking over here to the san mateo bridge, highway 92. much better than yesterday when was raining and soupy. look on the eastbound side. southbound 880 heading down towards the san mateo bridge is jam upped by a crash that happened a little while ago. activity on the shoulder, but lanes have opened up in the last few minutes, we do believe. we see the recovery there. but slow still coming out of oakland. slow also for west 580, the eastbound direction is cleared. there is a crash near that dublin interchange.
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>> mike, thank you so much. we'll have more of our day's top stories coming up in 30 minutes. we hope you'll join us at 11:00. we're not alone in the studio. say hel o to our guests, the tiger cubs from san jose, troop 611. thanks for being out there. say hi to all your friends out there. and we're back on this wines day wednesday with a special edition of "today" from universal studio walk and we're playing "who knew." we thought we'd test your knowledge on all things oscar. kathie lee is out with that crazy crowd. she's going to hand out free passes to the park here at universal to those who get the answers right. uh-huh, not that you're not already in the park, and to those who don't, they get two things, a copy of my book and
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kathie lee's cd. >> running low, one or the other. >> janice minn, let's hear it for janice. >> this lovely lady is from san diego. true or false, the oscars is the oldest-running awards show out of all of the award shows? >> true. >> can't be cheating, but just this once. all right. you get two tickets to universal studio hollywood. >> the answer is true? >> it is true. golden globes, second oldest, 70 years old. s.a.g. awards, which we all love, 19 years old. >> got it. ready for the next one. >> i don't know who's it going to be? >> keep going. >> who will not be a musical performer at the oscars this year?
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adele, nora jones, barbara streisand? >> norah jones? >> no, the answer is not norah jones. >> here you go. it's a fabulous book. >> that's what she wanted. >> all right. the correct answer there is actually beyonce. she's the one not performing. >> only show where she's not performing lately, right? the great thing, barbara streisand, who has never performed at the oscars, the rumor is she's going to be performing a tribute to a composer who died last year singing "the way we were." >> that would be so great. back to you. >> not a dry eye in the place for that. here we go birthday girl from a couple of days ago. true or false, if daniel day-lewis wins best actor in a leading role, he will have a -- >> true? >> i believe that is it. >> he has been nailing it,
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daniel day-lewis. he's won the golden globes, london oscars last week, s.a.g., everything. the great fact, he'll be the first actor to win three best actor awards if he wins. >> do you think he's going to get it? >> all odds on him. >> back to kathie. >> this lady is from no-ho, north hollywood. the first academy awards ceremony took place on may 16,1929. how much did guests' tickets cost then? >> i think it was free. >> no, even then it wasn't. >> the correct answer, $5 for those tickets. >> $5. it was just a few miles from here at the hollywood roosevelt hotel. 250 guests, and the movie that won best picture was a silent movie. the only silent movie ever to win. >> you're kidding?
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you are listening to the sweet sounds of one of the universal city walk performers. he's blowing his horn down there, and it sounds so good. >> so great. awesome. >> it is time for sara in the city. this time, sara, you put your cultural cap on, didn't you? >> i did. when you think of hollywood you normally think of celebrities, glitz, and glam, but there are a ton of cultural activities around los angeles that we don't normally see. this is what most people expect to see when they come to los angeles. ♪ but there is so much more. so i saw this huge white castle on the hill, had to come check it out. ends up it's a museum. since opening its doors in 1997, the getty center in los angeles has become a key cultural destination. robert irwin garden is a highlight. >> using plants as paint, as
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color. >> this whole grounds would be a canvas. >> yes. he's painting with flowers. >> actually smells, too. there's a bee in that one. the gardens aren't the only grand works at the getty. that's not a little pot. i literally thought, though, it was going to be really little. >> it's about as monumental as you can get. >> what flowers do you even put in there? and if size isn't your thing. this is beautiful. >> this is the painting that probably attracts more visitors than any other work in the collection. >> vincent van gogh's "irises." museums can be inspiring. from the getty it was time to go back in time to where -- [ speaking in a foreign language ] -- began. where are we right now?
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>> el pueblo historical monument, the birthplace of the city of los angeles. the city began right here in 1781. >> i seem to make friends quickly. i love a guy that can dance. >> people tend to forget there's a history, a really deep history, and what's familiar here is you'll see the circular plaza in the center and if you travel to central america or mexico, every town, every pueblo, has a central plaza. los angeles has a central plaza. >> that's interesting, in the midwest where i'm from we have all squares. then, from the historic to the pre-historic. the tar pits are home to fossils from over 650 types of plants and animals, mostly from the last ice age. we have millions of fossils found right in the city. you look around, there's buildings, there's cars zooming by. >> oh, my gosh. >> yeah, we're standing right on top of an oil field.
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>> right now we're sitting on top of a section of a fossil deposit. why is this area so rich with fossils? >> we're very lucky in all of los angeles basins is a giant oil field and this area is where the crude oil has been coming up to the surface for tens of thousands of years and it can only happen rarely, so it was enough to preserve these animals for tens of thousands of years. >> now it's time for a little less of this, as my dad says, and a little more of this. the world famous l.a. film harmonics. housed in the walt disney concert hall, a work of art in itself. from classical to rock, a really, really, really big rock. >> what is it called? i call it big rock. >> it's called levitated mass. >> the los angeles county museum of art's 340-ton megalithic
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exhibit. then it was from rock to roll. metropolis two, los angeles car culture. a giant hotwheels structure with 1,100 cars racing around at an equivalent of 240 miles per hour. the magic is in the movement. from a metropolis in constant motion, to a display of symmetry, stillness, and light. >> this is a gift to l.a. it's open 24 hours, always open to the public. >> like hotel 6, always leave the light on? city of angels, it's not just hollywood anymore. what's next? >> okay, pretty much i learned a lot on that one. i had no idea there was so much to do in los angeles. >> so much. thank you! >> playing great music behind us. also, guys, people wandering the park who apparently need a fashion do-over. we're going to take them from
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just because you're letting loose doesn't mean you have to let yourself go, hoda. time to go from frumpy to fabulous. >> our resident l.a. fashionista found people in much need of a makeover. take a look. >> universal studio hollywood, entertainment capital of l.a., but not the fashion capital of l.a. let's go take a look and make her fabulous. can i talk to you for a second? i'm doing a story for the "today" show. hold on a second. turn around. do you mind if i take your tag off? >> i'd appreciate it. >> pattern mixing, this is definitely something you should not try at home, because it's so difficult to pull it off. you are too cute to be wearing sweat pants, and cropped ones,
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like a double whammy. and you, if we crop the outfit to here, perfection. but i would definitely change the shoes. now this is chic and fabulous. >> thank you. >> panda, panda, panda. panda, panda, panda. six pandas. four pandas too many. if i had this body, i would be dressing it up big time. >> this is comfortable. and it's easy. >> i could totally do this whole thing over here and make you look both fashionable and comfortable and perfectly appropriate for universal theme park. are you up for it? >> yes, definitely. >> editor and chief of >> you found your victims, how was that? >> so much fun. >> a lot to choose from. >> there was a lot to choose from, but i love tiffany, she's so amazing, and i love the fact she only wants to wear t-shirts and camouflage pants.
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>> she wants to be comfy. >> but the girl looks like a supermodel. >> she looks beautiful even in the black tee and cargo pants. >> the problem was, the pants were huge and weren't shorts and weren't pants and she was wearing a black -- >> didn't know what they were. identity crisis. >> we're going to look at her again just before so we can take a peek, now bring out tiffany. see how she looks. >> come on, tiffany! >> oh! oh! >> tell us what you did. >> i have it tell you, we ran to the gap. gap has so much color, so amazing right now. those are the camouflage pants, much more feminine. >> they look comfortable. >> they are, and i love all the bright. scarf is amazing. it's a classic. >> you guys like, what do you think? >> amazing. absolutely amazing. >> how do you feel in all this color? >> good. >> you sure? you look good. >> also stopped by universal
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city walk, great shopping there. we saw bright, comfortable, casual, chic. she's ready to go on transformers. >> beautiful. coming up next, sara is going to take us to santa barbara. >> first, this is "today" on nbc! [ crickets chirping ]
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you got to rent a car and you headed off. >> some of my favorite places in the world, one hour and a half north of l.a. it's the american riviera. >> i love it. get married, food, find religion, all in the same beautiful place. >> i want to die there. >> me too. ♪ >> santa barbara. where the mountains meet the ocean. the sun kisses the sky.
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and the only thing better than the fine wine is the five-star food. for tens of thousands of tourists every year, their first introduction to santa barbara happens aboard the landshark. part bus, part boat, the landshark starts on the street and ends up in the harbor. >> three, two, one! >> such a picturesque city, allows you to see everything from the land, to the water. check out the sea lions. back on land, santa barbara county features some of the most expensive properties in california, including the exclusive community of montacitto, home to celebrities like oprah winfrey, ellen degeneres, and rob lowe.
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the number one tourist draw in santa barbara. >> people do meet god here. >> father richard mcmanis is one of 14 brothers who have taken a vow of poverty, chastity, and obedience. you live amongst so much money, wealth, and excessive lifestyle. is there anything just innocently that you miss? >> no. >> gosh, he's good. >> yep. >> when the sun goes down in santa barbara, some of the country's best chefs are just heating up. the executive chef of the tide restaurant at the four seasons resort. with entrees like braised pork shoulder, sea bass, and octopus salad, they are making santa barbara a prime destination for five-star chefs. is this a place that people within the food industry are flocking to? >> i think it's like napa valley
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25 years ago. salute. >> salute. >> it's no surprise that santa barbara is one of the top choices in the world for destination weddings. >> it's an amazing place. >> kim plans and coordinates more than 200 weddings a year in santa barbara, and her clients come from all over the world. >> i have three couples in one week last year from lithuania. i said, why santa barbara? they said, well, when we grew up there was a soap opera called "santa barbara." >> that's right. those '80s shoulder pads and hairstyles inspired a whole generation of european couples to have their dream wedding in santa barbara. if it's good enough for the europeans, it's good enough for me. >> sara, do you take this man, ryan, to be your lawful, legally wedded husband? >> i do. >> you may now kiss the groom.
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>> go ahead, be jealous. settle down, tiger. do you believe this is happening right now? i can't wait for the honeymoon. >> that happened. >> hello. hot. >> two-dimensional, but nice. we have a big show coming up tomorrow. >> yes! you won for the best sign. california wining with kathie lee and hoda. thank you. >> all right. big show tomorrow. giuliana rancic is with us and the party continues. >> and oscar predictions. >> very strange and weird. >> sad when it comes down to it. you guys, thank you! we love you!
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mystery in the hills of san mateo county. human remains discovered on a popular hiking trail. this morning we learn what investigators are doing to identify them. another day behind bars. no decision in the bail hearing for blade runner, oscar pistorius, as prosecutors continue to argue he shot his girlfriend in a fit of rage. what we learned from a witness statement. and a whole lot of corners. yes, the price hike at some san
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francisco parking meters that could cost you a lot the next time you visit the city. right now you're watching nbc bay area. good morning. thanks for tuning in with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. good morning, everybody. nothing short of a bizarre discover ne a remote area of san mateo county has investigators right now scratching their heads this morning. human bones found off a popular hiking trail. strange but true. nbc bay area's arturo santiago joining us live with how these bones were discovered and what investigators are doing right now trying to figure out who they belong to. >> reporter: we're at skyline boulevard at highway 92, a few miles away from where the skeletal remains were found. we do have a few new pieces of information to tell you about. ahe redwood open space preserve

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